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Track Design Department Lead

Country/Region:  US
Field:  Consulting

New York, NY, US

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  15-20 years
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The Company 

Globally, SYSTRA’S 8,800 employees focus on the entire spectrum of transportation. From metros, tramways, high speed and heavy rail, bridges, roads and aviation. Since our founding in 1957, we have conducted projects in more than 150 countries and 350 towns and cities.


Our work in the USA has been laser focused on delivering, planning, designing, engineering and program/construction management solutions for rail and transit agencies. We are sought-after for our expertise in high speed, commuter, intercity, metro and light rail. We are committed to designing and delivering secure, efficient and cost-effective transportation solutions with a devotion to the passenger experience, safety and reducing environmental impact.  


We’re looking for new a new Track Design Department Lead in our Infrastructure group to help drive the objectives and challenges our valued clients have trusted us to solve for them.  As a SYSTRA US Track Design Department Lead/Sr. Track Engineer, you will join a world-class team of high-performing engineers, designers, drafters and others who work collectively to ensure client projects continue to thrive while remaining on track and budget.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages scope, schedule and budget on track engineering projects
  • Prepares designs, technical proposals and cost estimates
  • Interfaces with clients
  • Works with sector managers to coordinate resources and deliverables
  • Oversees designs prepared by track engineering staff
  • Assures that projects are completed within the allocated time and budget
  • Plans, organizes and supervises the work of a staff of junior engineers and technicians
  • Grow and mentor staff, help recruit and be a positive role model
  • Assists with writing proposals and making presentations
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies


Does this seem like an opportunity that you can be all aboard with in your career?  Well, here’s a little more on the required experience we’re looking for in this new teammate.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • PE License
  • 10+ years of experience in track in design of major transit/rail engineering transportation projects
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability/experience in managing a group of people
  • Experience working with transit agencies
  • Ability to lead civil/track aspects on multiple projects
  • Experience in the preparation of plans, specifications and estimates
  • Strong Working Knowledge of MicroStation, Autocad, RailTrack, OpenRail and Civil 3D
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, PowerPoint and various engineering and scheduling software


Preferred Qualifications:

  • PE License in one or more states
  • Member of AREMA/ASCE/APTA
  • A/E design firm experience
  • Advanced degree(s)


SYSTRA USA provides a benefits package including medical, dental, 401k and other offerings that focus on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.


SYSTRA USA is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local law.        

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City